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Decoded: The Most 'Commanding' Real Estate Listings In Seattle

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· 17254 33rd Ave S, SeaTac [Estately]

One definition for "commanding" is "dominating, as by magnitude or position." It's easy to see why commanding would work its way into real estate listings, especially when a particular view or placement warrants it. Of course, most of the time it does not warrant it, but that doesn't stop folks from shoehorning it in anyway...


· 19607 97th Ave NE, Bothell [Estately]

If literally having two stories is the basic requirement of being commanding, then, sure.


· 24912 SE 184th St, Maple Valley [Estately]

It's a nice kitchen. We'd be happy to eat in that kitchen. We have no problem with that kitchen. But that kitchen, sir or madam, is not commanding.


· 609 Evergreen Point Rd, Medina [Estately]

All the softening in the world isn't going to change that Star Wars Imperial Cruiser
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